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United Nations Assembly Will Hear Britain’s Proposal on Palestine Status

The British Government will officially suggest to the General Assembly of the United Nations that the future status of Palestine await results of the study being conducted by the Anglo-American Inquiry Committee which will open hearings here on Jan. 25.

This was indicated here today in connection with the forthcoming address which Foreign Minister Bevin will deliver to the Assembly. He is expected to announced that Britain is willing to hand over to the trusteeship commission of the United Nations Organization the mandated African territories of Tanganyika, Cameroons and Togoland which it received from the League of Nations, but believes that nothing should be done about Palestine until the Anglo-American committee makes its recommendations.

While ready to hand over its African mandated territories to a UNO trusteeship, the British Government will seek retention of its administrative authority over the territories in accordance with provisions made by the mandates commission of the League of Nations, it was reported today by Reuters. “In other words, what Britain wants is that the trusteeship commission should take over the mandates commission’s original duties,” the British news agency quoted reliable sources as stating.